Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre is pleased to bring these touring Canadian artists to our heritage theatre in downtown Windsor as part of our 2016-2017 Entertainment Series. Our Family Series is sponsored in part by Bell Aliant and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Tickets are now on sale for all shows. This season, all FAMILY SERIES shows are general admission, so you can bring grandma along at the last minute with no seating hassles! Get your tickets online at Ticketpro.ca, by phone at 1-888-311-9090 and in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all other Ticketpro outlets.
This popular Mermaid show brings together old favourites and new friends. The hour-long production showcases the imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects that has won international acclaim for the Nova Scotia-based theatre. The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins a whimsical menagerie drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, the story was written and illustrated by Carle and Bill Martin, Jr., and has served to introduce generations of toddlers to the delights of identifying colours and objects. The heartwarming father-and daughter quest for an unusual plaything, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me offers a splendid introduction to the wonderment of the lunar cycle.
Philippe plays an old employee in a theater where there will be a major international conference. While preparing the stage for this event, despite many blunders and incidents of all kinds, he is constantly distracted from his task, attracted by the only thing that interests him: playing. Playing in a theater, playing at being a guest speaker, playing with a diabolo, playing the video producer; for the fun of playing. Will someone finally discover his many talents? Hopefully!
Two in the Coop is the story of Brad and Pete – two fledglings who must decide how to cope when their mother does not return to the nest as expected. Through clever banter, bickering and bravado, the playwright explores children’s fears of abandonment and death, sibling relationships and power dynamics, and the many anxieties of coming of age. Equal parts humorous and profound, the play tackles sensitive topics with ease and grace. Two in the Coop was dubbed a “touching and heartwarming piece of theatre” by The Chronicle Herald.